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Old 02-01-2011, 08:38 PM   #831 (permalink)
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Wish I had that option. I've heard talk that E15 is on the way.
...yup: E15 (a blend of gasoline and ethanol) | Fuels & Fuel Additives | US EPA

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Old 03-04-2011, 08:21 PM   #832 (permalink)
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YKYAEM when you think about grille block designs while walking through a busy parking lot.

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Old 03-04-2011, 09:15 PM   #833 (permalink)
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YKYAEM when you're walking amongst a large crowd of people, and wonder if 'walking with a buffer' would improve the flow, OR if somebody behind you wants to walk faster, and you consider hugging the edge of the sidewalk to encourage a pass.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:25 AM   #834 (permalink)
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YKYAEM when you're walking amongst a large crowd of people, and wonder if 'walking with a buffer' would improve the flow, OR if somebody behind you wants to walk faster, and you consider hugging the edge of the sidewalk to encourage a pass.
Stay to the right. I walk very fast and just hate it when someone gets in my way on the sidewalk, especially if they see me coming and do nothing about it.

That reminds me: when my friend passed her driving exam I bought her a keychain which read "If you don't like the way I drive, stay off the sidewalk!"
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:42 PM   #835 (permalink)
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i hate stairs


some people walk up or down shoulder to shoulder

and no one knows to hug the right side


im 200+ lbs and always hug the shoulder
but if youre a dumb chick walking straight down the middle
blabbing on your cell phone
i WILL bump into you (lightly)
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Old 03-05-2011, 02:14 PM   #836 (permalink)
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The trick when dealing with potential foot rage is to avoid eye contact - look behind the person intercepting you or to the side. If they think you haven't seen them they move out of the way.

Works for me in Sainsburys and that is a total foot (and shopping) trolley rage zone.

I work in an office and am unfit but I've had shaven headed 6ft men apologise for walking into me or getting in my way with this technique.
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Stay to the right. I walk very fast and just hate it when someone gets in my way on the sidewalk, especially if they see me coming and do nothing about it.

That reminds me: when my friend passed her driving exam I bought her a keychain which read "If you don't like the way I drive, stay off the sidewalk!"
And for people that drive on the correct side of the road, keep left on the sidewalk! On the main city streets around lunch time, it's like rush-hour, but with traffic going both directions in all lanes.
I would love to see 3 lanes painted on sidewalks (3rd being a shared passing lane), with arrows to encourage people not to walk on the wrong side.

One of the things I hate the most is when people 'bump into each other' and start chatting on the sidewalk, blocking 2/3rds of the walkway. This always seems to happen at the narrowest sections, making getting around them even harder.
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YKYRAEM when your left foot pushed down the clutch and your right hand is searching for the kill switch after a couple hundred meters you are driving someone else car (yesterday evening driving family to the restaurant in wife's car).

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YKYAEM if....

You spent more than the list value of your minvan on tame spanner men services, tires, and exhaust pipe repair, and realize the van drives like new. But you mentally curse the overly thick new tires for sucking down about 2 mpg, and you didn't need the scanguage to tell you your coasting distance has decreased!
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:02 PM   #840 (permalink)
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I actually don't want to go out in the rain because you can feel it sucking down your coast distance. Terrible.

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